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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience
|Grades||2 – 4|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||One introductory 45-minute lesson and four additional 15-minute minilessons|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Through listing and observation, students identify the many texts that they read and composeincluding books and magazines, television shows, movies, audio broadcasts, hypertexts, and animations.
Grades 5 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students in grades 5 through 12 read and respond to electronic books by using e-book tools and features, including digital note-taking capabilities.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 23
Students reflect on recent learning and the role digital tools and media have played in supporting or enhancing it.
Grades 8 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This resources promotes the use new literacies to help students connect to school texts.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Position Statement
IRA's position on recognizing an expanded conception of literacy and supporting learners as they use and interact with information and communication technologies.
Grades 2 – 5 | Professional Library | Journal
This article discusses the use of digital e-book readers in the classroom.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
Contemporary transformations in digital technologies have prompted a reassessment of what literacy means and what is determined a “text.” Traditionally, text has been perceived as written messages and symbols in the forms of books, magazines, and newspapers. Today, text is recognized as much more than written words or images.